Hello Everyone…It has been a great summer and we are happy to welcome you back to the fall for another great season of programming with The Marching Podcast Network. We are happy to announce that starting new this year we are going to broadcast all of our shows live to YouTube. In addition we will keep a day and time consistent for our viewers to expect us to be on the air throughout the calendar year.
THE 90 DEGREE SHOW
The 90 Degree Show will broadcast live starting on Mondays September 3rd at 930pm EST…. The 2018-19 90 Degree Show Vol.1 with Bridgette Bell and Rashad Waters. We are also excited to announce the return of The PrunAlysis Podcast with Rashad in conjunction with The 90 Degree Show this Fall. These broadcasts will continue throughout the college football season. We will miss the Great Christy Walker as a regular on the show. She is going to concentrate on her education but has wished us the best of luck and will be welcome to be a guest or a part of the show if she desires.
CHOPPIN’ IT UP
At the conclusion of the College Band Season (Last Major Battle of the Bands at the end of the season) we will start the most listened to podcast on the network, the interview series Choppin’ It Up at 6:30pm EST on Sundays in the Spring.
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR MARCHING BANDS
In the Spring before graduation we will have our National Signing Day for Marching Band Podcast on Mondays at 9:30pm. Each year we will pick two high school seniors, one boy and one girl to tell us what school they will attend that fall. We will continue to support the students as they attend college so they are able to be successful and earn their degree.
Lastly we will continue our relationship with Dr. Kevin Davenport and our Directors Series Podcast. Dr. Davenport has recently accepted the position of Head Band Director at Simmons College in Louisville, KY but still is part of our family and we will continue to work with him. We plan to broadcast this podcast on Sundays in July at 6:30pm EST
We are excited about the new launch to stream our content live and we hope that you will continue to support the network. Make sure to hit the Subscribe button on our YouTube Channel to connect to our broadcasts!
Introducing Kyle Gulau and Will Alderman the founders of Fantasy Marching, fantasy sports for marching band. The app is a reality-based competition where you are the corps director of your very own world class drum corps. You host auditions in your league, and then participate in the competition season across the country. As real corps do all the work, your fantasy corps acquires points based on actual on field results. Tonight we meet Kyle and Will and find out where they are from, their marching experience and how they started Fantasy Marching. We also use a couple of HBCU bands to help translate the scoring.
Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1VhhTsd
Introducing Carlton Wright. Carlton is the Director of Bands at Alabama A&M University. Mr. Wright was groomed with a Dream Team of music educators and peers on his way to becoming Head Band Director at a major HBCU program. Tonight we find out where Mr. Wright is from, were he went to school, who he studied under and with and how he became Band Director at Alabama A&M University.
Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1UR2duh
Introducing Casey Nesbit. Casey is mechanical engineer for the Metropolitan Water Reclaimation District of Greater Chicago. Casey earned a dual degree from two HBCU’s similar to Jason Fullman a previous guest on the network. The dual engineering degree is a very exciting opportunity that allows students to attend two schools and has produced many productive citizens. Tonight we find out where Casey is from, where she decided to go to school, her experiences at two schools and about her marching experience.
Listen to the episode here: http://tobtr.com/7738995
We are happy to announce our 3rd Birthday at the Marching Podcast Network! We are moving in the right direction, and we are happy to still be relevant with promise of a productive future. Our main goal is to create scholarships and to expose the youth in the Western Region to bands and HBCUs. Our proudest accomplishment at this point is awarding the scholarships to the four students from our National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands. We were excited to hear their decisions, and we hope too assist them throughout their degrees as well.
We are also grateful in expanding our programing to four different podcast programs on the network. We believe that our current lineup will make a difference by opening the dialog to different ages and professions. The 90 Degree Show was our first and Choppin’ It Up was created shortly afterwards. Last year, we started the Directors Series with Dr. Kevin Davenport, that will continue every year, and our National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands where we will give scholarships annually. We will keep the current format and will make sure that those students selected will receive a scholarship from The Marching Podcast and its sponsors. We will continue to contact band directors for students to be on the show, but students are welcome to apply as well.
In these three years, we have also appreciated all the people that have assisted with the network through graphics, technical equipment, marketing and advice about how to make the show better. We love our new logos provided by John Pickens and Simply Dope Creative, and we really appreciate Christy Walker, and Charles ‘Cheese’ Watters of giving us great voice over work to market and present our podcasts. We also want to thank Kathleen Heuer of The Marketing Music Education Podcast for interviewing us for her podcast. She also enlightened us about Calendly, which has made a huge difference in how we schedule interviews and promo drops.
Again to all of you, THANK YOU!!!
Last and especially not least, we also want to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors that allow us to broadcast during the peak hours and build our scholarship fund. Special shout-out to Rashad Watters and BlockBand Music and Publishing for his ideas, criticism, and for providing an invaluable resource for interviews and networking for our craft.
See you Sundays and sometimes on Tuesdays on Blog Talk Radio!
One thing that is important to us here at The Marching Podcast Network is supporting businesses we believe in. One of our ‘Chopping It Up’ guests and friend John Pickens, is the owner and founder of Simply Dope Creative. We hired him to create a logo for the ‘Choppin It Up’ series!
We are pleased with the final product and we are excited to release this logo to the world here on our blog.
Check out our interview with John here:
Visit Simply Dope Creative here:
Thanks to John and Simply Dope Creative for their hard work!!
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Introducing Charles Beard. Charles is the First Vice President, Consumer Advocacy Operations Risk Senior Project Manager for Suntrust Banks and also the cousin of our host. Charles or ‘Jeff’ as his family calls him, is a proud HBCU graduate that marched in the band during a time when marching bands on television were at its peak on BET. That exposure made lots of us attend these schools, so talking with someone that marched in that time is valuable. Charles has gone on to do great things from his time in college and we are honored for his time in this podcast.
Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1m5t3L0
Introducing Marion Kendrick. Marion is a proud HBCU graduate and CEO of Center of Attention Entertainment and also works as a stand up comic and entertainment entrepreneur in Los Angeles, CA. Marion works hard in the industry to promote his brand and always expresses the importance of education and supporting HBCU’s by hosting HBCU centered events so tonight we met Marion to find out where he went to school and about his experiences in the entertainment industry.
Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1oB5lev